sprint Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sprint" in British English

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sprintverb [I]

uk   us   /sprɪnt/
to ​run as ​fast as you can over a ​shortdistance, either in a ​race or because you are in a ​greathurry to get ​somewhere: We had to sprint to ​catch the ​bus.
sprinter
noun [C] uk   /ˈsprɪn.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
a ​world-class sprinter

sprintnoun

uk   us   /sprɪnt/
[C] a ​short and very ​fastrace, such as the 100 ​metres, or the last ​part of a ​longerrace that is ​run as ​fast as ​possible: the 100-metre sprint [S] a very ​fastrun that someone makes when they are in a ​greathurry to get ​somewhere: He ​suddenly broke into (= ​started) a sprint.
(Definition of sprint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sprint" in American English

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sprintverb [I]

 us   /sprɪnt/
to ​run very ​fast esp. for a ​shortdistance, either as a ​competitor in a ​sport or because you are in a ​hurry to get ​somewhere: Clark sprinted past Smith and ​caught the ​ball in the end ​zone. He sprinted off to ​meet his ​girlfriend.
sprinter
noun [C]  us   /ˈsprɪn·tər/
Carl Lewis was a ​world-class sprinter for many ​years.

sprintnoun [C]

 us   /sprɪnt/
a ​shortracerun at ​fullspeed, or any ​shortperiod of ​fastrunning
(Definition of sprint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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